Daily Dose of the Dub: BREAKING: Warriors acquire Hardy from Giants

Warriors acquire Hardy from Giants 

The Moose Jaw Warriors have acquired 1999-born forward Owen Hardy from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2023. The Giants are now left with three overage players in Milos Roman, Dylan Plouffe and David Tendeck.  For Moose Jaw, the move puts them at the limit for overage players with Hardy, Jadon Joseph (recently acquired from the Giants) and Bailey Brkin.

 

Hrabik returned to Americans 

It’s not often you see an overage player sign a professional contract and then immediately return to the WHL, but that’s exactly what happened on Thursday when Krystof Hrabik signed a two-year contract with the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda and was immediately loaned back to the Tri-City Americans. Under normal circumstances, Hrabik would have stuck with the Barracud however due to the Barracuda’s parent club, the San Jose Sharks not having an ECHL affiliate, there is a logjam of players vying for a spot with the Barracuda leaving Hrabik as one of the odd men out.

With Hrabik back in the WHL, the Americans will have to make a couple of moves as they currently have three import players (Hrabik, Jan Cikhart, and David Homola) and four overage players (Hrabik, captain Kyle Olson, Dom Schmiemann and Beck Warm) putting them one above the limit in both cases.

Hayes makes opening night roster with Gulls 

1999-born defenseman Zack Hayes has made the opening night roster with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls along with seven other defensemen. Hayes remains with the Gulls on a try-out, so he can only play 25 games with the Gulls before they have to decide to sign him to a full contract or release him to pursue other professional opportunities or return to the Prince Albert Raiders.

Tracey to stay in Anaheim for immediate future

Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brayden Tracey is going to stay in Anaheim while he recovers from an upper-body injury. His status is currently considered “week-to-week” and it’s believed he will be returned to the Warriors upon his return to full health.

Christiansen’s status up in the air 

The San Antonio Rampage have announced their opening night roster and defenseman Jake Christiansen is notably absent. The 1999-born had attended training camp with the Rampage on an amateur try-out contract. He hasn’t shown up on the Tulsa Oilers roster, who are the ECHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues and thus San Antonio Rampage, and there has been no official announcement about his return to the Everett Silvertips so this is something to keep an eye on for the next few days.

Lane released from Chiefs active roster

The Spokane Chiefs have released 2003-born forward Grady Lane from the active roster. The 2018 eighth-round pick had suited up for one regular-season game with the Chiefs. He’s expected to join the Winkler Flyers of the MJHL.

Fairbrother named assistant captain with Silvertips 

With Gianni Fairbrother looking to be ready to make his WHL season debut when his Everett Silvertips take on the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday night, the Silvertips have gone ahead and named him an assistant captain for the 2019-20 season. Fairbrother joins Bryce KindoppMax Patterson and Wyatte Wylie in the Silvertips leadership group.

Tigers unveil “Pink the Rink” jerseys 

The Medicine Hat Tigers were creative in unveiling their “Pink the Rink” jerseys in the above social media video. Medicine Hat Tigers forward Ryan Chyzowski stars in the video alongside Tigers athletic therapist and equipment manager Mikki Lanuk.

Hockey Manitoba unveils WHL Cup squad 

Hockey Manitoba has unveiled their WHL Cup squad which includes top WHL prospects like Conor Geekie (2nd overall, Winnipeg Ice), Tyson Zimmer (6th overall, Brandon Wheat Kings) and Denton Mateychuk (11th overall, Moose Jaw Warriors). The roster, which includes a total of 18 WHL prospects can be viewed here.

Treliving signs contract extension with Flames

The Calgary Flames have signed general manager Brad Treliving (65 GP, 6 G, 16 A with the Portland Winterhawks, Brandon Wheat Kings, Spokane Chiefs, and Regina Pats) to a multi-year contract extension. Treliving is entering his sixth season as Flames GM after spending 12 seasons in the Phoenix Coyotes organization.

Reinhart released by Senators 

Griffin Reinhart (209 GP, 30 G, 81 A with the Edmonton Oil Kings) has been released from his professional try-out contract with the AHL’s Belleville Senators.

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    It’s not often you see an overage player sign a professional contract and then immediately return to the WHL, but that’s exactly what happened on Thursday when Krystof Hrabik signed a two-year contract with the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda and was immediately loaned back to the Tri-City Americans.

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